Color: Light Brown to Black
Size: 2.5 to 3mm
Scientific Name: Tetramorium caespitum
Commonly found in:
Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming
Pavement Ant FAQs
Are pavement ants harmful?
The short answer is no, they are not. It’s rare for pavement ants to bite, though they could sting if they really needed to. Ants are not known to carry or spread any disease or illness to humans.
Do pavement ants bite humans?
Do Pavement Ants Bite? While pavement ants do have stingers, they rarely bite humans, and their stings are very weak.
How do you identify pavement ants?
Worker pavement ants are uniformly small, about 3mm long. They are dark brown to black in color with a shiny gaster. There are striations on the head and dorsal surface of their thorax and their 12-segmented antennae end in a 3-segmented club.
Are pavement ants good pets?
Pavement ants are more than just their epic ant wars we see in the summer! They also happen to make amazing pet ants and a favorite species of ant to keep.